Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Kentucky Brunch Brand StoutKentucky Brunch Brand Stout
BA SCORE
4.83/5
640 Ratings
Kentucky Brunch Brand StoutKentucky Brunch Brand Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is the real McCoy. Barrel aged and crammed with coffee, none other will stand in it’s way. Sought out for being delicious, it is notoriously difficult to track down. If you can find one, shoot to kill, because it is definitely wanted... dead or alive.

Added by siradmiralnelson on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
640
pDev:
6.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3,521
Gots:
94
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 125
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5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KrajDoesBeer
4.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crobinso
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.9/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. More than lucky to be able to split a bottle of this with their own brewmaster! Lives up to the hype, the flavors keep changing in your mouth and you taste a whole buffet of breakfast, bourbon barrel adds some sweetness. Sticky and coats your mouth and throat and the taste lingers for a long time. TG creates some magnificent beers.

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Photo of Stupac22
4.85/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SourTweek
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aglassdarkley
2.29/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.95/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dinosaur blood with a chocolate milk head. Ultra thick lacing with great legs like T-Swizzle.

S: Coffee, chocolate, maple, and whiskey (nothing new here, just basically copying and pasting what everyone else says). Once you pop the waxed top, the smell of good old fashioned Walmart-style American breakfast wafts throughout the room, lingering for hours to remind you of its greatness, cancelling out all other scents in the air like a heavenly beer Febreze.

T: Imagine a chewy, whiskey-dipped brownie corner -chased with a shot of maple syrup infused roasted coffee- that assaults your palate with a heavy, sugary sweetness that brings you back to the warm and blissful memories of childhood. This is Mornin' Delight elevated to god-tier status with the help from a little time spent in whiskey barrels. The result is sinfully divine.

M: Viscous and unctuous with the perfect amount of carbonation; this the beer that Untappd cicerones dream of when they discuss the term "mouthfeel." This beer sticks to your membranes like Grandma's classic biscuits and gravy. It is magical. It makes you not want to brush your teeth at night.

O: This is one of the best beers on the planet. However, I expected a life-altering craft beer experience when I opened my hand numbered bottle of Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout (note: a bottle that was hand-handed to me by Mike at Toppling Goliath), and all I got in return was an amazingly good beer and a fantastic evening together with family. Overall, it was a terrific occasion and a memorable event, but not one that stands out in my mind as one of the greatest moments of my existence.

I drank a $1,200 bottle of beer hoping to redefine the culinary dreams of my adulthood and came out on the other side realizing that it was "just beer." I am now ready to retire from the world of craft beer.

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5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Latest batch. Most complex beer I've had, hands down my number one beer.

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.67/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Did someone say there was maple in the beer??

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Photo of wulfie85
4.71/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer turned out to be everything I wanted it to be. Great maple and coffee nose. Mouthfeel was viscous and coated the inside of my mouth, carrying those maple and coffee flavors with it. Delicious

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cincynickh19
4.99/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Joshkoskinen
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of danh53
4.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge maple aroma right out of the gate and a vicious, dark pour. Maple dominates the nose but chocolate, barrel, and some coffee see also present. The mouth feel is massive and coats the mouth for days with adequate carbonation. It all makes for an impressive experience, but the taste falls well short of world class. There is a sour note that I also found in Mornin Delight. Some reviews have described it as coffee bitterness, but that's not what I get. It tastes like an off flavor. Since I've tasted the same thing twice I'm quite sure this isn't just a bad bottle. I'm not a fan of MD and the barrel aged version doesn't cover over the flaws.

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Photo of Ivan52
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A delight for the senses. A perfect beer.

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4.74/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MTKATL
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 silver wax courtesy of Treyliff. Coincidentally, this is also my 1,000th check in on BA.
This is an exceptional beer worthy of the hype. It is definitely one to sip and savor with friends, The mouthfeel lingers and coats the tongue, leaving the wonderful flavors for several minutes between sips.

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Photo of OompaMentor
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Where do I begin? Dark, rich appearance with creamy mocha brown head. Coffee, chocolate, maple, vanilla and other notes greet the nose after opening; it takes the room! You want to enjoy this before you sip....again sip, and let it rest on the palate.
The notes linger nicely and is well balanced with the Barrel. Shared with friends making it very enjoyable....PROST!!

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Photo of Treyliff
5/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 release
12oz bottle poured into a TG tulip

A- pours the thickest stout I've ever seen, it looks like liquid motor oil and has a thin creamy dark brown head that eventually reduces to a ring around the glass

S- the aroma is so potent and can be smelled from three feet away. Pure liquid fudge brownie; melted caramel, nutty fudge, mocha, dark chocolate, vanilla whipping cream, toasted dark bread, black strap molasses & dark fruit. The barrel is noticeable, providing undertones of oak, bourbon, vanilla and a hint of coconut, incredible

T- this tastes like a liquid nutty fudge brownie. Opens with tons of dark chocolate, brownie batter, melted caramel, black strap molasses and mocha. Mid-palate brings out the barrel character, adding undertones of woody oak and just enough bourbon to pop through. The finish is an onslaught of more brownie batter, bourbon, fudge & oak and lingers for five minutes after finishing

M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to the thickest mouthfeel I've experiences in a beer, it's creamy, velvety and silky at the same time. The alcohol is hidden well and provides just a hint of warmth at the finish

O- I'm a skeptic when it comes to hype, but this one lived up to it. Unlike any beer I've ever had, the thickest pour, thickest appearance and most intensely flavored stout I've had

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4.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.74/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.83 out of 5 with 640 ratings
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